MotoGP™18 brings us an irresistible challenge: a new chance to compete in the MotoGP™ eSport Championship. Now available on Sony PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC, it is the unique opportunity to race against the best players out there, and compete in the Semi Final and Grand Final events held later this year.
Here are the steps to follow your journey to the top.
Before participating in any of the qualifying events, you must be enrolled to compete in the MotoGP eSports Championship.
To start your journey to the top, login with your esport.motogp.com account, or register a new one and be sure to accept the 2018 Terms and Conditions.
The Championship is comprised of three phases. Please check the Calendar section at esport.motogp.com to discover when the eight challenges are available during the season, and don’t miss out!
Players must first beat a pre-determined lap time in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, Moto3™ and Moto2™ categories. Once you have achieved suitable times for all of the listed categories, you will then be able to take part in the Qualification Challenge. However, if an exceptional time is recorded in either the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, or Moto3™ category, you could gain direct access to the MotoGP™ category - and the Qualification Challenge!
Once the target time has been beaten and a MotoGP Qualification Challenge has been unlocked, it will stay unlocked should you decide to leave the session and continue playing later. However, all attempts must be made during the Challenge period in order to be eligible for the Qualification Challenge.
Once you have obtained the necessary race time in previous categories, access to the MotoGP Qualification Challenge will become available.
The MotoGP Qualification Challenge will be a "Time Attack" session where you will have the chance to compete on a particular track, without any opponents, in order to set the best possible time. During the Challenge period there is no limit to how many timed laps you make on the selected circuit.
There will be a total of eight Qualification Challenges. The top player from each platform will move to Semi Finals.
Two semi finals will be held with the best players coming from the Online challenges (Top 1 from each platform on PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One).
In total there will be 12 players. The highest ranking players from the Challenges 1-4 will automatically into Semi Final 1, whilst the top four from Challenges 5-8 will head into Semi Final 2.
This will be a live event that will take place on location at a MotoGP™ event, with the circuit to be raced on decided at a later date.
At the Semi Finals, there will be Free Practice, Qualifying Practice to decide the grid, and a Final Race.
Top 6 will move to the Grand Final in Valencia.
Riders who have failed to qualify for the final in Semi Final 1 can still try future challenges in order to qualify for Semi Final 2.
A Grand Final will be held in Valencia during the Gran Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana with the best players coming from Semi Final 1 and 2.
In total 12 players will compete in Free Practice + Qualifying Practice and a Final Race.